Yummy Snacks

Yummy Snacks lesson plan

  • 1.

    Safety first: Be aware of food allergies. Very young children can choke on foods such as popcorn, grapes, and hot dog pieces. Wash hands before handling food. Children use a plastic dinner knife to cut and spread safely.

  • 2.

    When young chefs choose, measure, mix, and eat nutritious foods, they're following a sure recipe for good health, scientific discovery, and decision making.

  • 3.

    For a multicultural twist, ask families to contribute favorite recipes.

  • 4.

    With Crayola® Washable Markers, list healthy foods that you can mix together without cooking, such as raisins, nuts, little pretzels, cereal, coconut, dry cereal, dried apricots, sunflower seeds. List flavors you could sprinkle on, such as parmesan chees

  • 5.

    Choose three or four foods, and maybe a sprinkle, to create your own Yummy Snack. Write the recipe with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Draw pictures. Think up a creative name, such as Nutty Nibbles.

  • 6.

    Measure and mix your snack.

  • 7.

    On the recipe, write how you mixed your snack. List how many servings you made. Choose interesting words to describe your snack (scrumptious, crunchy, spicy).


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes